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Don Quixote and Sancho Panza

Posted by Santi Pérez on 12 Oct 2018, 17:33

I have finally found enough spare time to take pictures of my last summer projects.

The first one includes two figures in roughly 54mm scale I bought some years ago in a souvenirs shop located in the Plaza Mayor of Madrid (a very well known monumental place of my city that this year celebrates its four hundredth anniversary).

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Although the figures are pure tourist souvenirs (probably made in China), when I saw them I thought they had potential, that's why I bought them.

They represent the main characters of one of the greatest works of universal literature, El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha, from the great writer of the Spanish Golden Age (XVI and XVII centuries) Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. They are Don Quixote himself and his faithful squire Sancho Panza.

The original figures before painting:

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And the same figures after the paint job:

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Both painted and unpainted versions together:

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Finally some more pictures:

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I hope you like them. ;-)

I have another painted figure of Don Quixote and two more unpainted figures of both characters. If someone is interested in acquiring them, please email me. :-)

My best wishes to all.

Santi.
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 12 Oct 2018, 17:54

another great work by Santi!
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Posted by Graeme on 12 Oct 2018, 18:30

That looks like a proper Don Quixote to me because his piercing blue eyes look just like Peter O'Toole's. And the Sancho Panza figure is just wonderful. Splendid painting on these noble characters. Giants Beware!
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Posted by Wiking on 12 Oct 2018, 19:09

Typical Santi Perez painting. You see it, you know the painter.

Santi Perez wrote:
... when I saw them I thought they had potential ...

:yeah:
Very good !
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Posted by MABO on 13 Oct 2018, 13:17

Really cool job on these special figz. To paint them in a very clean way fits well, imho.
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 13 Oct 2018, 22:27

Thank you very much for your kind comments, Mr. Andrea, Graeme, Wiking and MABO, my dear and admired colleagues. I feel proud you like my work...once again. :-D

Wiking wrote:Typical Santi Perez painting. You see it, you know the painter.


Wiking, I'm happy that my figures serve as a letter of introduction to its author. ;-)

Graeme wrote:That looks like a proper Don Quixote to me because his piercing blue eyes look just like Peter O'Toole's. And the Sancho Panza figure is just wonderful.


Graeme, I also remembered Peter O'Toole in the role of Don Quixote when I was planning how to paint the figures. I wanted him to look like a noble and venerable knight and this fit with O'Toole's appearance in the movie "Man of La Mancha". :winky:

On the opposite, I wished to give Sancho Panza the appearance of a simple man more concerned with mundane things than with the nobility of chivalry. :shock:

My best regards.

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Posted by Susofrick on 15 Oct 2018, 07:55

First I thought it was the figures from Nikolai, but that doesn't matter. Very great and I agree with Wiking!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 15 Oct 2018, 14:47

Love it all. BB
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 15 Oct 2018, 21:20

You see, Susofrick, the scale doesn't matter ... 15, 20, 25 or 54 mm ... if I paint them, they all bear the Santi brand, hahaha. :lol:

Thanks, Susofrick and BB, dear mates. :thumbup:

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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 16 Oct 2018, 08:50

Once again wonderful painting! :yeah: :-D
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 16 Oct 2018, 22:12

Thank you very much, Kostis. You know that I highly appreciate your opinion about my works and it's always a pleasure to read so kind words from you. :-D

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Posted by Kekso on 17 Oct 2018, 08:40

This is so cool
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 17 Oct 2018, 21:23

Thanks, Kekso. :-)

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